Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the Sea to Sky region from Squamish to Whistler and Howe Sound.
“A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected,” said the alert from the weather agency.
Rainfall totalling 60 to 100 millimetres is predicted from Monday morning till Tuesday morning as a series of storms moves through the area.
“Very warm temperatures” are also expected along the B.C. coast, raising the freezing level to nearly 2,500 metres. Mountain snow melt will add to the precipitation and there is a potential for flooding.
There is also a special weather statement for the surrounding area, including much of Vancouver Island, the North Shore of Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast. It, too, warns of the potential for flooding from heavy rainfall in some areas.
Environment Canada says another storm is on the way mid-week, though the amount of rain and exact location is still difficult to predict.
Heavy rain can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, and mountain weather is highly changeable and potentially hazardous. Check DriveBC.ca for updates on road conditions.
Meanwhile, an air quality advisory continues for the northern part of Metro Vancouver as the Parkland refinery in Burnaby conducts an operation that began last Thursday. For more information, check burnabyrefinery.ca.
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